We started our own skills centre for training young, unskilled and unemployed people to become sewing machinists in January 2016.
During 2016 we have already appointed 14 new, young machinists with another 6 who are nearly ready for their final assessments and graduation. Genuine Connection Promotions participate fully in the skills development initiatives the country has to offer e.g. through SETA (Sector Education and Training Authority). We are a part of the clothing industry, therefore, partake under the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing SETA. (FP&M SETA).
In 2016 we were awarded grants for two SETA funded programmes which was used to appoint ten new learners in a learnership programme for Basic Sewing Machinist. This is a new industry qualification. These learners are unemployed youngsters who could get a formal qualification as well as approximately one years working experience with us during 2017.
Our other funded programme is for Skills Development to empower our Supervisors who play such an important role in our manufacturing process. Our company goal is to train each and every employee at least twice per year on either a job, compliance, or further developmental level.